Rosemary V. Trapp

Rosemary V. Trapp, 87, of Belknap Township went home to be with the Lord September 17, 2016 at Hospice House of Shiawassee County in Owosso.

She was born October 22, 1928 in Rogers City to Lawrence and Ruth (Peter) Carter.

Rosemary married Elmer A. Trapp October 26, 1946 at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Belknap. She graduated from Rogers City High School in 1946. Rosemary worked as a senior bookkeeper at the Rogers City Hospital for 18 years as well as an EMT for the ambulance service, teacher’s aide at St. Michael school and active member of St. Michael Lutheran Church.

Rosemary was very creative and imaginative from sewing for her family to making Cabbage Patch Dolls and reconstructing worn clothing into outfits for grandchildren. She had many passions/hobbies that included canning, tutoring children, snowmobiling, deer hunting and maintaining her yard and flower garden. Rosemary was full of life and would try anything once. Her fierce independence and determination kept her active right up to the end of a long, happy life.

Rosemary was survived by four children, Alan Trapp of Holland, Kevin Trapp of Denver, Colorado, Marilyn (Daniel) Hyatt of Ashley and Carolyn Moriarty of St. Johns; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rosemary was the last survivor of a family of seven children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, September 26, 1990; her father, Lawrence in August of 1958; her mother, Ruth in June of 1979; brothers, Lawrence “Bud” Carter in November of 1992 and Stanley Carter in April of 2010; sisters, Georgina Goff in October of 1976, Edra Elizabeth (Libby) Miller in May of 2008, Dorothy Riedlinger in March of 2014 and Donna Matuszewski in August of 2014.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home today (Thursday) from 4 until 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume Friday at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Belknap Township from 10 a.m. through time of service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Keith Schneider officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Michael Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in Rosemary’s name to St. Michael Lutheran Church General Fund, Hospice House of Shiawassee County or the American Cancer Society.

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